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San Francisco Pastels

I think I may have mentioned that I love the architecture in San Francisco. So much character, so much elegance. We don’t have a lot of that in San Diego and it’s one thing I really miss about the East … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Helsinki

From the late 12th century until 1809, Finland was part of Sweden. This is reflected in the fact that all the street signs are in Finnish and Swedish. The two languages are not similar at all. One guide told us … Continue reading

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White Nights and a Performance in St. Petersburg

We made a reservation to attend a Folkloric Spectacle in St. Petersburg because the reviews were really good. The performance was kind of so-so, but the theater was something else: There’s that beautiful color again with the white trim. I … Continue reading

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Tallinn’s Old Town, Part I

I knew absolutely nothing about Tallinn, Estonia, before I went there. I’d seen one photo of the old town on Flickr that make me think it might be interesting, but that’s all. What a lovely surprise this city was. Tallinn … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Homes

Encinitas is one of my favorite little beach towns. It has a funky, retro vibe and some pretty interesting architecture. . . . How I wish I’d taken a class on architecture. Then I could tell you if this is … Continue reading

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Not in D.C. anymore. . . .

OK, last week we took off from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and everything was going fine until a woman in our row passed out an hour into the flight. She slumped over in her seat and the two women around … Continue reading

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Old Town Alexandria, part I

  This photo was actually taken in January. Who knew pumpkins were so hardy? I saw some in the neighborhood the same week. Old Town Alexandria is very picturesque with all its beautiful old architecture and colorful shops. I love … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back in Easton

A window box in downtown Easton, Md. Check out the ancient windows on this place. Love the color and architectural details on this one. One very old hardware store. At first we thought this might be a guest cottage on … Continue reading

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Mosaic!

OK, I just learned how to do mosaics of my photos and it so much fun! Here’s my first one–some pics from our honeymoon in Spain.     Many, many thanks to Mary from Little Red House and Big Huge … Continue reading

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